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Mar 11

The other day I was deploying a new version of an application to our TomCat server. When I tried to shutdown the server I got:

Mar 10, 2008 3:07:31 PM org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina stopServer
SEVERE: Catalina.stop:
java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.doConnect(PlainSocketImpl.java:333)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(PlainSocketImpl.java:195)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(PlainSocketImpl.java:182)
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(SocksSocketImpl.java:430)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:520)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Socket.java:470)
at java.net.Socket.(Socket.java:367)
at java.net.Socket.(Socket.java:180)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Catalina.stopServer(Catalina.java:395)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:585)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.stopServer(Bootstrap.java:344)
at org.apache.catalina.startup.Bootstrap.main(Bootstrap.java:435)

I thought that was really weird error for a shutdown script… but the startup did the same as well…

The solution was that my loopback interface was not configured on the machine and the .properties file database url was configured to point to localhost. So when I changed the database url entry from ‘localhost’ to an ip address… it worked.